The organizers of the annual Cyber Summit are seeking dynamic and innovative speakers from the education, government, and entrepreneurial communities to submit proposals for presentation and/or workshop topics.

The Cyber Summit provides a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded technology leaders in Western Canada’s public and education spaces.

This year’s Summit theme is: The Future is Here: It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed.

We welcome submissions that cover the following subject areas and topics, as well as other suggestions you may have:

Rural & Remote vs Urban

  • Examples of the digital divide (ex. access to broadband connectivity)
  • How technology can benefit rural education and businesses (ex. use of apps, e-commerce, telepresence robots, telehealth, etc)
  • Smart communities (and how to create them?)
  • Supporting the digital growth of First Nations’ groups

Rich vs Poor

  • Technology gaps that exist between wealthy and poor regions: issues and solutions
  • Finding ways around infrastructure gaps
  • Examples (and potential) of technologies/software/platforms that are accessed via web browsers

Addressing the Skills Gap

  • Preparing the next generation for universal access to technology
  • Improving organizational digital literacy
  • Making technology and tools (like A.I.) more usable and understandable
  • Diversifying STEM in schools and the workforce

Building Trust

  • Perception of authority / trust in information (school, media and political)
  • Anti-intellectual trends: building faith in experts
  • Advancing privacy and security
  • Improving perceptions / acceptance of technologies
  • Optimizing data / technology across disparate communities of interest

Please submit a 200 word abstract of your speaker proposal by July 16, 2017 to:


Submit a Proposal to:

Proposal Deadline:
July 16, 2017

Applicants Notified of Acceptance:
August 18, 2017

Cyber Summit Workshop Date:
November 7, 2017

Cyber Summit Dates:
November 8-9, 2017

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